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Programs Manager

Eden Youth
94544, Hayward
$85,000 - $95,000 a year
Closing date
May 2, 2024

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Focus Areas
Youth Development
Job Function
Program / Project Management
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level


Eden Youth seeks a full-time Programs Manager to oversee our growing Substance Use Prevention programs. This is an onsite position located at 680 W Tennyson Road, Hayward, CA. The Programs Manager is responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of program services and deliverables for substance use prevention programs. The Programs Manager will work collaboratively with the leaders and legislators across Alameda County to maximize community involvement and assess the needs and impact of various substance intervention and prevention strategies. The Programs Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.            


The following list of duties is intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed and the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s). It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, is similar to or closely related to another duty statement, or a logical assignment to the classification.

Management (60%)

  • Provide leadership, management, and supervision of fifteen and growing staff managing over six programs to youth and families in vulnerable and historically underserved communities.
  • Employ evidence-based practices focused on substance use prevention.
  • Coordinate and oversee assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of prevention program activities.
  • Convene a coalition of key stakeholders who collectively want to reduce substance use among young people in Alameda County.
  • Build the skills and connections coalition members need to work together and exercise their power as we work to improve systems and policies that impact the lives of young people and their families.
  • Coordinate Coalition prevention projects (reducing alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drug) in cooperation with contractors, schools, governmental agencies, law enforcement, youth and community-based organizations and residents.
  • Develop training and educational presentations for state and local policymakers, key community stakeholders, residents, and coalition members.
  • Work with the local police department and school system on the development and implementation of substance abuse and prevention programs.
  • Attend federal, state and local sponsored meetings with other recipients of program grant funds.
  • Motivate a work culture that is inclusive, transparent, and results oriented.
  • Exercise significant initiative, discretion, independent judgment, personal awareness, professionalism, and integrity, and demonstrate confidence and confidentiality in all areas of performance.

Administrative/Customer Relations (40%)

  • Prepare and execute work plans to achieve project outcomes, including policy changes, environmental design changes, and monitoring alcohol establishments.
  • Prepare work plans, activities, and specific program details for grant applications for funding requests.
  • Recruit, retain and coordinate training for adult and youth coalitions.
  • Maintain extensive contacts with various organizations and individuals in the community of Hayward.
  • Ensure timely reports for federal, state, and local agencies regarding program activities, results, training, etc.
  • Maintain reports and files of community needs assessments, surveys, program activities, and prepare all necessary reports as required by the grant.


  • Extensive program management experience.
  • Strong leader and coach new supervisors, team leads, and frontline staff/individual contributors.
  • Proficient at performance review management using SMART goal framework.
  • Expertise in creating program goals and evaluation methods using the Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework.
  • Write and communicate clearly. 
  • Be resourceful and energetic.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Make logical and judicious decisions and provide workable solutions to problems.
  • Weigh alternative decisions and reduce outcome risks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to use collaborative approaches to build support for objectives.
  • Build positive relationships within and outside the agency and encourage/support others.
  • Requires excellent facilitation skills and organizational leadership skills.
  • Strong work ethic, output, and capacity for responsibility.
  • Safe Spaces – Share the responsibility for ensuring EY is, and remains, a safe environment free of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Sociology, Human Development, Public Policy, or other Human Services.
  • Master’s in public health preferred.
  • Minimum six years’ experience in prevention, community development, youth development, or environmental prevention.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) verbal and written preferred.


  • Some travel, including overnight stays required for training, conferences, etc.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license in the State of California.
  • Reliable vehicle during work hours.
  • Fingerprinting and background check.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to work with youth and families from various backgrounds from underserved communities.
  • EY expects employees to embrace its focus on inclusion of all members, regardless of ability or socio-economic position.
  • Maintain professional relationships/boundaries with peers and colleagues.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must present a professional image by dressing conservatively, professionally, and appropriately for the position.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret legal documents and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize tasks.
  • Must have the ability to make frequent decisions.
  • Must interact successfully with team members to complete tasks assigned.
  • Ability to lead others in completing assigned tasks with minimal direction from supervisors.
  • Must manage personal time to accomplish multiple assigned tasks in cooperation with team members.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Some bending, stooping, stairs, and reaching required. 
  • Other related duties as specified by the Executive Director.

Reasonable Accommodations provided for individuals with disabilities.

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